Meet Ava Lee, alluring but deadly, with a mind like a
steel trap, as she chases millions of dollars and dangerous criminals around
the globe in this exotic and fast-paced new crime series by Ian Hamilton.
In The Wild Beasts of Wuhan,
Wong Changxing, a rich Chinese powerbroker, has just been bilked out of $100
million in an elaborate art forgery con. His one hope of recovering the money,
and of saving face, is Ava Lee―a forensic accountant with a talent for tracking
down untraceable funds. With the help of her mentor, the Triad-connected Uncle,
Ava traces the provenance of the meticulously forged paintings to Denmark, the
Faroe Islands, New York, and London. As she infiltrates one of the most
prestigious auction houses in the world, she uncovers a massive web of
corruption, where high art and high-stakes fraud threaten more than just her
client's business―this is one scam that could get her killed. Ava Lee is one of
the most scintillating, unique heroines to come along in years.
Wild Beasts of Wuhan (International Thriller)
“The Characters Come Alive.”
In Book #3 of this fascinating series, Ava Lee, a young
Canadian-Chinese forensic accountant works at recovering money stolen. In this
case, a wealthy Chinese gentleman from Wuhan, China has been swindled out of 73
million dollars in fake art masterpieces called Fauvist art, which is wild
colors also known as wild beasts. She’s not sure the money can be found, due to
the matter of time that has passed since the purchase, and the man who brokered
the deal has died and his records destroyed, but she promises to look into for
a few days, and if leads look promising she’ll have Uncle offer a contract from
Hong Kong. Her trail takes her to Denmark, Iceland, London, and New York. Once
she discovers the evidence to proceed, she starts working to bring the money
back to their clients, only to have the clients decide on vengeance instead.
This was another fascinating story featuring the martial
arts champ, and the method of her trail to the final source of her
investigation. The characters come alive, and Ava Lee is a force to be reckoned
with. Highly recommended.
Author of BEHIND THE MASK